A former governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Senator Gbenga Aluko has died suddenly.
He was 58 years old.
The Ode Ekiti-born politician reportedly died Saturday evening in Abuja.
He had no prior illness, reported Progress FM in Ado Ekiti.
His elder brother, Professor Bolaji Aluko, did not respond to a P.M.News enquiry about the incident.
According to the report, citing his aide, Aluko was rushed to hospital after he suddenly collapsed in his office.
He was certified dead in hospital.
Aluko, son of renowned economist, Professor Sam Aluko, was a senator on the PDP platform representing Ekiti South between 1999 and 2003.
He was born on 20 July 1963.
He went to Federal Government College, Ilorin for his secondary education.
He later studied Geography and Regional Planning at University of Benin, graduating in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree.